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CRUZ BAY — The former branch manager of Terminix International USVI, LLC pleaded guilty on Monday to four counts of illegally applying fumigants containing methyl bromide in multiple residential locations in the U.S. Virgin Islands, including the condominium resort complex in St. John where a family of four fell seriously ill

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Government House said that Lieutenant Governor Osbert Potter will serve as Acting Governor beginning this afternoon while Governor Kenneth Mapp makes a brief trip out of the territory. Potter will act as Governor until Governor Mapp’s scheduled return on Wednesday. Government House offered no other information in a

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SMILING FACES: The campaign photo of Albert Bryan, Jr. for the 2018 gubernatorial campaign in the Virgin Islands. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Albert Bryan, Jr., as the commissioner of the Virgin Islands Department of Labor was sanctioned by its federal counterpart for failing to meet certain minimum agreed-to

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CHRISTIANSTED — Tropical Storm Isaac was downgraded to a tropical depression on Friday, but it is still bringing lingering rain to parts of southern St. Croix today. Isaac was expected to bring about two to three inches of additional rainfall to St. Croix, with little effect to St. Thomas and St.

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Free College Tuition Proposal Supported by Two Gubernatorial Candidates is Ill-timed Given V.I. Government’s Huge Outstanding Debt and Our Crumbling Infrastructure COMMENTARY BY: SORAYA DIASE COFFELT Two gubernatorial candidates have expressed publicly their support for legislation to give free tuition to every high school graduate in the U.S. Virgin Islands

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two beaches in territory failed water quality testing for bacteria and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that Lindbergh Bay beach on St. Thomas and Oppenheimer beach on St. John have high

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CORVALLIS — A former St. John resident has had multiple sex crime charges against him dismissed thanks to a guilty plea. Jason Donald Mongold, 42, of Contant St. John accepted a plea agreement that allows him to not admit guilt and not have to register as a sex offender. Mongold,

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MIAMI — Tropical Storm Isaac became less organized today as it moved across the eastern Caribbean on its way toward Central America, the National Hurricane Center said. The center of the storm was located 80 miles west-southwest of Dominica and 240 miles southeast of St. Croix, the NHC said in its 2

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — On the one-year anniversary of Hurricanes Irma and Maria’s devastation in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Governor Kenneth Mapp has praised God for fortifying him, his colleagues and the people of the territory for the challenge of rebuilding their homeland. In a stirring address last Sunday at the

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) suggested that all residents and visitors dispose of all household waste at the waste disposal bin sites throughout the islands to allow for the VIWMA and their contractors to empty the bins prior to the passage of Tropical Storm Isaac. Residents

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